Leisure activities

Ice fishing on Oeschinen Lake at the Jungfrau-Aletsch Unesco World Heritage Site

Try your luck on the frozen Oeschinen Lake – a different kind of fishing experience!

Oeschinen Lake is a popular destination for ice fishermen and women from near and far. Ice fishing is possible on the lake from 1 January to around mid-March. The lake is covered by an ice layer 30–50 centimetres thick in winter.


Ice auger hire

Bernhard Lauber, Innere Dorfstrasse 88, 3718 Kandersteg – reservation required!
Tel.: +41 (0) 79 282 14 67 (evenings 18.30 to 20.00 hours)


Ice thickness and the avalanche situation are continually monitored. You walk on the lake at your own risk at all times.

Snow shoe hire Intersport Oeschinen


18 December 2021 to 20 March 2022
09.00–17.00 hours

Provided the lake is accessible.

Subject to change without prior notice


Ice fishing day ticket

  • CHF 28.00 Adults
  • CHF 17.00 Children

Gondola cableway

  • CHF 22.00 Adults simple
  • CHF 11.00 Adults Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, SwissPass simple
  • CHF 11.00 Children simple
  • CHF 30.00 Adults return
  • CHF 15.00 Adults Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, SwissPass return
  • CHF 15.00 Children return

Ice fishing day tickets can be purchased in the restaurants at Oeschinen Lake.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

BLS suggestion

Magic Blue Adventure Pass – 1 ticket, 2 lifts

You can enjoy twice as much fun in the snow with the Magic Blue Adventure Pass. This includes two return journeys by cable car to Lake Oeschinen and to the Gemmi Pass on Sunnbüel.

Plan journey

Travel by train to Kandersteg. From Kandersteg station you can take the local bus or walk (15 minutes) to the Oeschinensee cable car station.

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